HyperDic: dunkirk

English > 3 senses of the word Dunkirk:
NOUNstateDunkirka crisis in which a desperate effort is the only alternative to defeat
locationDunkirk, Dunkerquea seaport in northern France on the North Sea
actDunkirk, Dunkerquean amphibious evacuation in World War II (1940) when 330,000 Allied troops had to be evacuated from the beaches in northern France in a desperate retreat under enemy fire
Dunkirk > pronunciation
Soundsdah'nkerk
Rhymesartwork ... work: 53 rhymes with erk...
English > Dunkirk: 3 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningA crisis in which a desperate effort is the only alternative to defeat.
BroadercrisisAn unstable / unstable situation of extreme / extreme danger or difficulty
English > Dunkirk: 3 senses > noun 2, location
MeaningA seaport in northern France on the North Sea; scene of the evacuation of British forces in 1940 during World War II.
SynonymDunkerque
Instance ofportA place (seaport or airport) where people and merchandise can enter or leave a country
townAn urban area with a fixed boundary that is smaller than a city
English > Dunkirk: 3 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningAn amphibious evacuation in World War II (1940) when 330,000 Allied troops had to be evacuated from the beaches in northern France in a desperate retreat under enemy fire.
SynonymDunkerque
Instance ofamphibious operationA military operation by both land and sea forces
evacuationThe act of evacuating
Part ofWorld War II, World War 2, Second World WarA war between the Allies (Australia, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Ethiopia, France, Greece, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Iran, Iraq, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Philippines, Poland, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States, USSR, Yugoslavia) and the Axis (Albania, Bulgaria, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Rumania, Slovakia, Thailand) from 1939 to 1945
RegionFrance, French RepublicA republic in western Europe

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